It is common knowledge, that wearing of nose mask, for example, has become indispensable in the fight against the deadly but novel corona virus disease. There has therefore been a legislation in the country on same, failure of which constitutes an offense punishable by law.
In an on-going effort to create the enabling environment for the enforcement of the law, the assembly has once again, earmarked for distribution, significant quantities of nose masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use by the public. This latest distribution exercise was interfaced with renewed sensitization campaigns on wearing of mask and hand hygiene protocols, among other preventive and safety protocols.
Target beneficiary groups, totaling 43, included but not limited to selected mosques and churches; bus terminals and taxi ranks; markets centres and meat shops, among others.
Some major palaces within the metropolis, numbering five (5), were also selected to benefit. They were Gukpegu naa palace, Lamashe naa palace, Bamvim lana palace, Buglana palace and Dakpema palace.
Receiving the items at separate platforms, the chiefs were full of gratitude to the assembly for the intervention. They promised to impress upon their subjects to put the intervention in to good use. They also vowed to support continues efforts by the assembly to ensure public adherence to all the safety and preventive protocol regime as announced by the government. The chiefs were reassuring when they sounded that defeating the virus requires the combined efforts of duty bearers, chiefs, opinion leaders and the rest of the citizenry.
In a related development, leadership of the various beneficiary churches and mosques could not also hide their joy upon receipt of the items. Subsequent to this, they offered special prayer support to management of the assembly and indeed government, all in recognition of their sacrifices for public good. On their part, the Imams and Head pastors promised to feature prominently in their sermons, not just the dire need for the congregants to adherence to the protocols but also the far- reaching consequences associated with noncompliance.
Below are some event photographs as well as video footages covering the distribution exercise.
By PRO-Amadu Mustapha